CHP’s vision for the EU membership

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The CHP as Turkey’s social-democratic party and main opposition has always been a firm defender of EU’s enlargement to Turkey. CHP asks better fulfillment of the EU’s Copenhagen political criteria by Turkey and more regulatory and social reforms. Our world is living … Continue reading

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CHP Election Manifesto 2011

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk.

Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and Party of European Socialists.

The scope of the CHP Representation in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey’s EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey’s EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels.

The CHP’s Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as a policy advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector. She is also PES Presidency Member.

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CHP’s top foreign policy priority is the EU accession

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Turkish foreign policy needs a new start: CHP CHP Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu defines the EU accession as CHP’s top foreign policy priority. “Relations with the EU need a new start. Without waiting for the opening of new negotiation chapters, we … Continue reading

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CHP is the sole party in Turkey to conduct primaries

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As the deadline to submit their candidates in the run-up to the June 7 parliamentary elections nears, political parties in Turkey have been involved in the endeavor of fine-tuning their lists of candidates before the submission deadline. The bell had … Continue reading

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CHP presents anti-corruption manifesto to EU

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CHP EU representation in Brussels has presented an anti-corruption manifesto to the EU which includes a list of precautions that the CHP is planning to take against corruption and bribery should it come to power in the upcoming general elections … Continue reading

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CHP EU #storifies: “Turkey’s Progressive Voice in Brussels”, 26.02.2015

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CHP European Union Representation storifies for you! Follow us @CHPEU Turkey’s Progressive Voice in Brussels Download the full story (pdf)

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CHP Report on the Turkish Government’s Culture and Arts Policies – 2014 : Oppression and Censorship

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The AKP government,  counteracts  freedom of expression, with the new regulations and practices, in our country almost every day. The right to demonstrate is also being destroyed in the same way. The freedom of the Press has become limited as … Continue reading

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CHP Briefing on Internal Security Bill

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  The draft law known as the Internal Security Package is currently being discussed at the Parliament. It is a source of great concern for democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Turkey. It has three fundamental shortcomings. … Continue reading

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CHP: Security bill undermines rights in Turkey

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“The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has lodged a statement of opposition to the 15 articles of the new homeland security bill, saying that the penalty given for brandishing a sling is higher than the penalty of gun possession. … Continue reading

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Is Turkey Just Copying the EU in Increasing Police Powers?

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The Turkish government’s plans to widen police powers are facing growing criticism at home and abroad. The government claims the draft law would merely give Turkish police the same powers as their counterparts in EU countries. The reality is that … Continue reading

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CHP deputy Gülsün Bilgehan elected as head of Council of Europe committee

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Ankara deputy Gülsün Bilgehan, has been elected as Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, becoming the first Turkish politician ever to be selected … Continue reading

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Strategic Outlook’s Interview with Kader Sevinc about Turkish foreign policy

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Strategic Outlook’s Interview with Kader Sevinc about Turkish foreign policy 1-) How do you evaluate the last 10 years of the Turkish foreign policy? In the 21st century, foreign policy ought to serve the interests of the people. People deserve … Continue reading

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